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Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

1. Combo Ticket Dresden: Semperoper & Old Town Tour

Experience an interesting tour of the Semperoper and discover the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style, reconstructed according to the original plans. Learn background information about the incredible acoustics in the artfully arranged auditorium. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this glamorous house. When performances or other events are not taking place, visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day. Enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house. Let your German-speaking guide share the countless interesting cultural highlights of Dresden with you on this tour and discover the Zwinger, Dresden Castle, the world-famous Frauenkirche and the newly-established Neumarkt.

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Historic Dresden & Semperoper Walking Tour in German

2. Historic Dresden & Semperoper Walking Tour in German

Discover the historic city of Dresden on a walking tour and see iconic buildings like Frauenkirche. Continue to the Semperoper for a guided tour of this impressive Opera. Begin your trip at Dresden Castle and head to the most famous landmark of the entire city: Frauenkirche. Marvel at the elaborately restored church from the outside and have a look at its splendid interior. Continue to the Procession of Princes, a crucial part of Saxon history, and to the Stables Courtyard of Dresden Castle. Get an idea of what these impressive buildings look like inside and see the Taschenbergpalais. Undoubtedly, a walking tour through Dresden would not be the same without seeing the Zwinger. Hear interesting and entertaining stories about Augustus II the Strong, before the tour ends at the theater square with its cathedral. Next, explore the famous Semperoper, the Saxon State Opera, and court opera, on a 1-hour guided tour. Learn the history behind each turn as you tour the magnificent rooms.

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Dresden: Private Old Town Walking Tour

3. Dresden: Private Old Town Walking Tour

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. You will be able to hear little anecdotes and big stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide, who will bring the city's past back to life. Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages, experience the vigor of the Renaissance and the grandeur of the Baroque. You can explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989, and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. This walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. From here you will see Dresden's most famous attractions, including Frauenkirche, Semperoper and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace, the Procession of Princes and and Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Next, follow your guide to Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before concluding your walking tour near Frauenkirche.

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Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

4. Dresden: Historical Walking Tour and Chocolate Museum Ticket

Historical Walking Tour: Travel back in time, and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear facts and stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide, who will bring the city's past back to life. Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages, the vigor of the Renaissance, and the grandeur of the Baroque. Explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. See Dresden's most famous attractions, including the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper, and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace and the Procession of Princes and Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Then, follow your guide to the Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche. Chocolate Museum: Included with your tour is entry to Dresden's chocolate museum, which you can visit either before or after your walking tour. Dresden was known as Germany's "capital of chocolate" and is considered to be the place where milk chocolate was invented. From here it was exported worldwide. Experience this delicacy's fascinating history and what really good chocolate is all about. Learn surprising facts about the numerous chocolate factories in 19th-century Dresden. Discover one of the world's largest collections of chocolate moulds by Anton Reiche and trace the long path from cocoa bean to delicious chocolate. Afterward, find out what the first chocolate bars may have tasted like and what really good milk chocolate tastes like today.

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Dresden: Segway Tour Along the Elbe and Old Town

5. Dresden: Segway Tour Along the Elbe and Old Town

Discover the incredible Dresden Elbe Valley from a whole new perspective and see the city by Segway. Get an introduction to this trendy 2-wheeled transportation, then head on to the most famous sights of the city. Start at the Königsufer and travel to the historic Frauenkirche. Ride by the magical Dresden Castle and the famous Zwinger, then see the Semperoper and the impressive Dresden Cathedral. Enjoy the elevated view from your Segway and discover the most beautiful side of Dresden in a swift and comfortable way.

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Dresden: Welcome Card with Museum Entrance and Discounts

6. Dresden: Welcome Card with Museum Entrance and Discounts

Experience cultural and musical experiences and visit restaurants with the Dresden Museums Card and discover the capital of Saxony over 2 days. Use the included services and save with countless discounts and offers for tourists, including city tours, walking tours, concerts, theater performances, restaurants and shopping. Free entry to the following museums and exhibitions is included: At the Zwinger Palace • Porcelain Collection • Museum of Mathematics and Physics • Old Masters Picture Gallery with Sculpture Collection until 6 PM (reopening Feb. 29, 2020) At Dresden Castle: • Royal State Apartments and the Porcelain Cabinet • Cabinet of Prints, Drawings and Photographs • Coin Cabinet • New Green Vault • Renaissance Wing • The New Hall of the Giants • Turkish Chamber At the Albertinum Modern Art Museum: • Art from the Romantic period to the present day At the Jägerhof Museum of Saxon Folk Art: • Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Puppet Theatre Collection • Japanese Palace (special exhibitions) • Lipsiusbau Exhibition Hall • Joseph Hegenbarth Archive • Schiller Pavilion – smallest museum in Dresden (Museen der Stadt Dresden) Special offers for further exhibitions: • Deutsches Hygiene – Museum The Human Adventure (-10%) • Deutsches Hygiene – Museum Children’s Museum the World of the Senses (-10%) • Karl May Museum Radebeul (-10%) • Panometer Dresden (-1,50 EUR) • Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Museum (reduced admission) • The World of GDR (-1,50 EUR) • Memorial Place Bautzner Straße (-1,00 EUR) • Hans Körnig Museum (-1,00 EUR) • Kraszewski-Museum (reduced admission) • Kügelgenhaus – Museum of Dresden Romanticism (reduced admission) • Kunsthaus Dresden – Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art (reduced admission) • Leonhardi Museum (reduced admission) • Palitzsch Museum (reduced admission) • Dresden City Art Museum (reduced admission) • Dresden City Museum (reduced admission) • Museum of Technology and Industry (reduced admission) Special offers for concerts and theater: • Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts (-20%) • Dresden State Operetta (-20%) • State Playhouse Dresden (2 for 1) • Theaterkahn Dresden (-10%) Discounts on city tours and walking tours: • Der besondere Stadtrundgang (-20%) • Dresden im Laternenlicht (-20%) • Genusswandern in der Sächsischen Schweiz (-20%) • Lieblingsorte der Dresdner – Der Insider-Ausflug (-20%) • Glanzlichter Dresdens (up to 12,00 EUR discount) • Semperoper erleben (Dresden opera house) (-1,00 EUR) • Comedy tour Dresden (-5,90 EUR) • Die Roten Doppeldecker: Grand city tour through Dresden (-10%) • Schloss Wackerbarth – Wine or sparkling wine guided tours with tasting (-10%) • Weinerlebniswelt Meissen – wine cellar guided tour (-10%) Restaurants and Leisure Activities: • There are also more than 20 special offers on culinary experiences and leisure activities Castles and Parks in the Area:  • Discover five of the most famous castles and parks near Dresden with reduced entry, including one featured in the movie Charlie’s Angels.

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Dresden: Smile Tour with Prosecco

7. Dresden: Smile Tour with Prosecco

Discover the beauty of Dresden and discover the gorgeous old town in an amusing way. See the most famous sights of the city and admire the lovely buildings like the Dresden Castle, the Zwinger, the Semperoper and the newly-built Frauenkirche.  Learn more about the bygone days of Dresden and the countless ways in which it was destroyed over the course of World War II. Remember to smile and enjoy the truly delightful areas of the old town with a glass of bubbly prosecco.

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Scavenger Hunt Through Historic Dresden

8. Scavenger Hunt Through Historic Dresden

Discover Dresden’s historic city centre in a wholly new way with the Scavenger Hunt City Game. This is how the Scavenger Hunt City Game works: The city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Following clear and precise directions, you will be taken on a walk through Dresden’s wonderful historic city centre. Solve the riddles to find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You don’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened. Additionally, for all the sights you visit, you will receive detailed information regarding their historical background, current use, and much more. It’s up to you when to start your Scavenger Hunt City Game through Dresden’s historic city centre and also how long you wish to stay at each location. Let yourself be transported on a mysterious and unconventional tour! You can take a break from your City Game at any time or even continue your Scavenger Hunt on another day – just as you like. You will pass numerous cafes and restaurants, perfect for lingering a while whenever you feel you need a rest. Experience Dresden’s historic city centre with the Scavenger Hunt City Game in a unique way. Simply book the City Game, get it sent to you or pick it up, and you’re ready to go. You start at the Theaterplatz, in the immediate proximity of the Semperoper. Next, you will pass the Augustusbrücke and the Katholische Hofkirche on the way to Brühl’s Terrace. You can also discover the Academy of Fine Arts, with its impressive dome, and the architecturally unique New Synagogue. Of course, you will also see the famous Frauenkirche, the Dresden Castle and the Zwinger. There is no need to make an appointment for your Scavenger Hunt City Game. Simply book the City Game box and get it sent to you (the shipping costs are already included in the price) or notify us and come pick it up during our opening times – then you’re ready to go.

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Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

9. Dresden: Complete Walking Tour with Frauenkirche Visit

Enjoy an insightful tour of Dresden's main highlights that brings Saxon history to life. Learn compelling stories of the heydays and current events told in an exciting and humorous way by your professional guide. Meet your guide in the city center and get kitted out with headphones to hear them clearly before setting off together on your walking tour. First, experience the city's famous buildings on a tour of the historic old town. See Stallhof and Fürstenzug, the historic Neumarkt, Schlossplatz, and Catholic Hofkirche. Step inside the Frauenkirche (The Church of our Lady) and learn about the alter, the stunning murals and the historic crypt. Marvel at the baroque splendor of the unusual nave and the impressive lower church. Then, head over to Theaterplatz which boasts the Royal Palace and Semper Opera. Enjoy a stroll across the Brühlsche Terrasse with a view of the beautiful Elbe landscape. After this, continue the tour into the Zwinger District and experience the Saxon Baroque. Enjoy up-close views of the impressive sandstone sculptures which reveal many historic stories. Learn about the former function of the statues, the festival culture at the court of Augustus the Strong, and its current use as a museum.

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Dresden: Guided Walking Tour with Coffee

10. Dresden: Guided Walking Tour with Coffee

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Dresden. Hear little anecdotes and big stories from your experienced and licensed tour guide who brings the city's past back to life. Discover the dark times of the Middle Ages, experience the vigor of the Renaissance and the grandeur of the Baroque. Explore the backgrounds of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 and hear what it must have felt like to the people of former East and West Germany. The walking tour through the historic old town starts at Neumarkt. See Dresden's most famous attractions, including Frauenkirche, Semperoper and the Baroque Zwinger. From Dresden Castle, head to Brühl's Terrace, the Procession of Princes and Stallhof, until you arrive at Dresden Cathedral. Next, follow your guide to Taschenbergpalais and Augustus Bridge, before ending your walking tour near Frauenkirche.

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What people are saying about Dresden Castle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6,440 reviews

A great tour in great weather. The two organizers were very accommodating in terms of start and end times. Very nice and helpful with all questions. Because of our silver wedding anniversary, we even got a bottle of sparkling wine placed in the cool box. We would book the tour again and can only recommend this event!

very insightful. we probably spent a bit too much time in the opera house, and not enough time in the old city.

Hello, thank you very much for the great city tour with Ms. Wagner. I had an all-round successful city walk.

Def. Recommendable tour. Small, very informative chocolate museum with a really great shop.

Fantastic museums although some were not included despite being on the list.